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MotorHeadline: Is it time to buy a car?



The last few years has been a tough time for automotive shoppers. Between COVID causing supply chain issues, decreasing incomes and used vehicle scarcity, car shopping has become more painful than ever.

While the new car market and the used car market are different from each other, we saw in the...

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  1. Today is inspect your tires day. Check the air pressure and the tread depth using a Washington quarter. Insert the quarter in between the treads and if you cannot see all of Washington’s head you are in the market for new tires.

  2. Full disclosure, I follow Ford products mostly, since that is currently what I have been buying lately. As Mr. Bryant stated, the manufacturers are evolving because of Supply Chain/Chip Shortage issues. Ford is currently removing/deleting items within packages/options so that they can get units out the door. Check the window sticker, if it is a new unit. A “Blessing” that is currently in place is the removal of the dastardly “Stop/Start”. Get a new Ford while this is in place !!

    On the used car side of things, the Big Boys are starting to take it on the chin. The one Big Boy that I just had dealings with was CarMax. I was able to help my SIL get an actually good deal on a used Ford Edge, and had it transferred to her CarMax from Florida.

    Good Luck…

  3. I bought a Ford E-450 Class C motorhome in early 2021. I sold it late last summer with 15,000 miles for a really good price compared to what I paid for it 18 months earlier. I looked later just for fun and the RV lot I sold it to had it priced $10k more than I paid for it brand new. Just crazy.

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